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Local news and information for Castile-La Mancha

Crime/Incidents Thu, Sep 21, 2017

Spanish AIDS researcher among México earthquake victims

A SPANISH doctor is among the dead in the horrific earthquake in México – the second in a fortnight – which has killed 21 school children after their classrooms collapsed. Leopoldo Nieto Cisneros, 66, was born in...

Crime/Incidents Mon, Jul 31, 2017

Albacete forest fire into fifth day and out of control

A HUGE inferno that has forced firefighters to evacuate 17 hamlets, a holiday park and a Boy Scouts' camp when it broke out on Thursday is still raging out of control on day five. Rising temperatures, low humidity...

Crime/Incidents Sun, Jun 11, 2017

Bull runs amok in village streets

A LOOSE bull sparked widespread panic yesterday (Saturday) afternoon when it escaped onto the streets in an Albacete-province town during the local fiestas. The animal escaped from its lorry, parked in Elche de la...

Crime/Incidents Fri, May 26, 2017

Seseña tyre plant arsonist arrested a year after 40...

AN ARSONIST who set fire to a used tyre plant and caused a health and environmental emergency in the province of Toledo has been arrested, but released with charges pending trial. Javier M.P., 52, worked in tyre...

Travel/Tourism Wed, Apr 26, 2017

'History of Spain' theme park to open in Toledo in 2019

A THEME park centred on the history of Spain is set to open in the province of Toledo (Castilla-La Mancha) in two years' time, creating over 1,000 directly-linked jobs and expected to attract 15,000 tourists a day....

Crime/Incidents Sun, Apr 16, 2017

Easter parade disaster number two: Virgin Mary statue...

SEVILLA'S Good Friday parade was not the only one that ended in disaster – a statue of the Virgin Mary caught fire in the Castilla-La Mancha village of Bolaños de Calatrava, causing widespread panic. The...

Crime/Incidents Thu, Feb 23, 2017

Earthquake in Ciudad Real felt in Albacete

AN EARTHQUAKE reaching 3.3 on the Richter scale shook the central provinces of Ciudad Real and Albacete at 09.15 this morning, the National Geographical Institute has just confirmed. The epicentre of the tremor was in...

Crime/Incidents Wed, Oct 26, 2016

Brazilian family's neighbour 'inadvertently' led their...

A NEIGHBOUR of the Brazilian family murdered in the Guadalajara (Castilla-La Mancha) village of Pioz gave the killer directions to their home the day before their death, without realising they were on the run from him....

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